Posted July 11, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Two-hundred forty-five Bucknell University student-athletes have earned dean's list honors for the 2008 spring semester.

Students must earn at least a 3.50 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for selection to the dean's list.

Included among the student-athletes on the dean's list last semester were 40 team captains and 27 student-athletes earning perfect 4.0 averages.

In addition, 239 winter and spring sport student-athletes were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll this past semester.

To earn honor roll recognition, a student-athlete must earn a varsity letter and achieve a grade-point average of 3.20 or better during the semester of competition.

See complete story and state-by-state list of student-athletes.

 With the selection of Jason Buursma (baseball) and David Mante (track and field) to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America teams this spring, Bucknell continues to rank fifth among all Division I institutions with 116 all-time Academic All-America selections.

In addition, Buursma earned the Patriot League’s highest honor when he was named the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

In April, the NCAA handed out Public Recognition Awards based on Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, and 17 Bison programs were honored. That was the fourth-highest total in the nation based on percentage of total sports offerings. Bucknell’s four-class average graduation rate also ranks fourth in Division I.

More academic success stories from the last year:
16 Bucknell athletics programs boast 100% student-athlete graduation success rate
Bucknell again ranks in Top 10 nationally in graduation rates 
17Bucknell athletics programs receive NCAA APR public recognition awards
Bucknell athletics teams ace NCAA APR test  

Bucknell's Buursma honored as the Patriot League male scholar-athlete of the year

Contact: Division of Communications

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